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Pictures of Time Beneath
Author: Kirsty Douglas

ISBN: 9780643097049
Format: Paperback
Number Of Pages: 256
Published: 1 May 2010
Country of Publication: AU
Dimensions (cm): 24.5 x 17.0 x 24.13
Description:
Glaciers in Adelaide, cow-sized wombats, monster kangaroos, desert dunes littered with freshwater mussels, bones, oases, inland seas: this diverse group of deep-time imaginings is the subject ofPictures of Time Beneath, an analysis of the way landscapes and landforms are interpreted to realize certain visions of the land, the nation and the past in the context of contemporary notions of geological heritage, cultural property, cultural identity and antiquity.

This book examines three celebrated scientific landscapes: Adelaide's Hallett Cove, Lake Callabonna in the far north of South Australia, and the World Heritage-listed Willandra Lakes Region of New South Wales. It offers philosophical insights into significant issues of heritage management, an original perspective on our relationship with Australian landscapes and our understanding of place, time, nation and science.

Ideas about a deep past or pasts in Australia are central to broader issues of identity, belonging, uniqueness, legitimacy and intellectual community. A landscape is more than a set of physical, biotic and climatic attributes realized on bedrock. Be...

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